Meaningful work can help retain good employees

Despite the large number of people that have been laid-off in the last 6 months or so there are companies that are still concerned about employee commitment. Not all employers think they have a captive group because of the economy. Talented people still leave jobs and find new ones. And in many cases companies are

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Los Angeles History

Los Angeles is a massive, sprawling city that has come to embody the glamour, richness, and excitement of the West Coast. The name alone is iconic and likely to bring to mind ultramodern skyscrapers, smog, boulevards lined with palm trees, sunshine, swimming pools, movie stars…

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8 Fast-Growing, High-Paying Jobs

With the economy shrinking, many job-hunters are looking for a new career that pays well — and they need to find one that’s not going to disappear. Robin Ryan, career coach and author of “60 Seconds and You’re Hired,” says, “I look at where you can make good money, where employers are looking for people

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Smart Risks vs. Foolish Risks

Playing it safe with your career may seem smart. But to really get ahead, you may need to take some risks. “Nothing gives your career a boost like succeeding at a risk,” says Sheila Wellington, author of “Be Your Own Mentor” and a professor at New York University’s Stern School of Business. “It helps you

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10 Ways to Avoid Being Hired

If you’re looking for a job, you have likely seen plenty of articles explaining exactly how to favorably impress the right people. However, it’s apparent that there are many unique characters who are job hunting but do not really want to get hired. If this sounds like you, look no further for useful ways to

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What procedures prevent discrimination?

Disabled employees need not follow regular procedures to achieve reasonable accommodation A U. S. Court of Appeals has held that an employer cannot require a disabled employee to follow the regular procedures for requesting a transfer. It was up to the employer to find her a reasonable accommodation, and to implement it.

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Three Keys to Acing Sales-Job Interviews

You’ve sent your resume to numerous employers for account-management roles. The phone rings, and you have an in-person interview for a sales role at a top company. First, congratulations on your upcoming interview. More importantly, in this competitive environment, how do you prepare? Every day I coach candidates on techniques to help them ace their

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Get Career-Changing Experience By Temping

By payroll size, the biggest U.S. employer isn’t General Motors Corp. or Wal-Mart Stores. It’s Manpower Inc., a temporary services firm in Milwaukee, which employs 760,000. Manpower sends all types of employees into companies to fill temporary roles ranging from traditional filing and typing to complex computer, marketing or finance positions. Because these jobs aren’t

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Make a Living While Making a Difference

Wendy Brawer was an English teacher in Japan vacationing in Bali when she noticed how peaceful, rural hideaways were turning into tourist hotels. When she returned to the U.S., she was determined to shift environmental attitudes. She eventually hit upon the idea of helping communities create maps of their ecological and cultural resources. In 1995,

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Five Practical Ways To Change Careers

One reason many people find it difficult to change careers is they think they have to do it in one big leap. Another is simple inertia — it’s easier to stay with the familiar pain of doing what they don’t like than brave the unknown. But you don’t have to change careers in one fell

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What’s Keeping You From Changing Careers?

So many people aren’t happy, fulfilled or even moderately satisfied with their work. The constant changes taking place in companies, including the temporary nature of jobs that were once relatively permanent, create a stressful work environment in which it’s difficult to feel satisfied, let alone happy.

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